Steffen Glaser

Department Chemie, Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 289-13759

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    Profile: General goals of research for Professor Glaser and his group are the development of novel theory and experimental techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, with applications to structural studies of biopolymers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as quantum computing.

    NMR is the most powerful method to study molecules in solution. The development of new techniques makes it possible to significantly increase the resolution and sensitivity of crucial NMR experiments, in particular for applications to biological macro molecules such as proteins or nucleic acids. Furthermore, NMR is an ideal test ground for the development and experimental demonstration of fundamental concepts in the emerging techniques of quantum information processing and the control of quantum phenomena in general.

Opening of the International Doctorate Program Quantum Computing, Control and Communication (QCCC)

The Munich based international PhD program of excellence is part of the Bavarian Network of Excellence (ENB). Follow the QCCC link for more information and application procedure.

Selected Publications:

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complete list of publications

  • Understanding the Global Structure of Two-Level Quantum Systems with Relaxation: Vector Fields, Magic Plane and Steady-State Ellipsoid, M. Lapert, E. Assémat, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny,
    Phys. Rev. A 88, 033407 (2013).
  • Chemical Shift Correlations from Hyperpolarized NMR using a single SHOT, G. Zhang, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, C. Hilty, Analytical Chemistry 85, 2875-2881 (2013).
  • Exploring the Physical Limits of Saturation Contrast in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, M. Lapert, Y. Zhang, M. A. Janich, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Sci. Rep. 2, 589/1-5 (2012).
  • Cooperative Pulses, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 207, 114-123 (2010).
  • Optimal Control Methods in NMR Spectroscopy, N. C. Nielsen, C. Kehlet, S. J. Glaser, N. Khaneja, Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (2010).
  • Singular Extremals for the Time-Optimal Control of Dissipative Spin 1/2 Particles, M. Lapert, Y. Zhang, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 083001 (2010).
  • Heteronuclear Decoupling by Optimal Tracking, J. L. Neves, B. Heitmann, N. Khaneja, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 201, 7-17 (2009).
  • Optimal Control of Coupled Spin Dynamics: Design of NMR Pulse Sequences by Gradient Ascent Algorithms, N. Khaneja, T. Reiss, C. Kehlet, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 172, 296-305 (2005).
  • Broadband Relaxation-Optimized Polarization Transfer in Magnetic Resonance, N. Khaneja, J.-S. Li, C. Kehlet, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 14742-14747 (2004).
  • Boundary of Quantum Evolution under Decoherence, N. Khaneja, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 13162-13166 (2003).
    Background information: [German]
  • Spins Swing Like Pendulums Do: An Exact Classical Model for TOCSY Transfer in Systems of Three Isotropically Coupled Spins 1/2
    R. Marx, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 164, 338-342 (2003).
    Background information: [English], [German]
  • Approaching Five-Bit NMR Quantum Computing, R. Marx, A. F. Fahmy, J. M. Myers, W. Bermel, and S. J. Glaser, Phys. Rev. A 62, 012310-1-8 (2000). See additional information and media reports.
  • Unitary Control in Quantum Ensembles, Maximizing Signal Intensity in Coherent Spectroscopy, S. J. Glaser, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, M. Sieveking, O. Schedletzky, N. C. Nielsen, O. W. Sørensen, and C. Griesinger, Science 280, 421-424 (1998). See additional information.
  • Homonuclear and Heteronuclear Hartmann-Hahn Transfer in Isotropic Liquids, S. J. Glaser and J. J. Quant, Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance 19, 59-252 (1996), edited by W. S. Warren (Academic Press).

Links of interest:

PhD Program "Quantum Computing, Control and Communication" (Excellence Network of Bavaria)

Departmental Brochure

Bavarian NMR Center

TUM Department of Chemistry

Technische Universität München


last update: October 2013